From United KingdomLiving in London, United Kingdom (02:06 UTC+00:00)
Linguistics graduate and certified CELTA teacher with nearly 4 years' of teaching experience
italki teacher since Oct 13, 2021
Native British English, CELTA-certified teacher, with a background in Linguistics, focusing on Second Language Acquisition. I was born in the north of England and raised in multicultural London, the capital of England.
I have been teaching English since 2018, and online since the beginning of 2020. I was trained by International House London, a school whose organisation has shaped the evolution of the profession of English language teaching (ELT).
I have experience teaching English at university, as well as General English courses, English for Specific Purposes: Business, Medical English, exam preparation classes such as the IELTS and Cambridge English exams.
Me as a Teacher
I want to make sure that your language learning journey is a positive one! You shouldn't find learning English a stressful experience, instead it should be one that you enjoy, where you see yourself flourish into a confident user regardless of your level. I am here to guide you, address your needs and wishes and cater to them, answering any confusing questions you may have.
Remember - language is a useful tool. It can open many doors: from communicating with other speakers, or working in an environment where English is spoken. Even understanding 20% of a song, a book, or a TV show is a step in the right direction, and we can achieve this together!
My lessons & teaching style
If you are looking for a patient, encouraging, friendly and detailed teacher, I am the one for you!
I offer a variety of lessons:
• Conversation Practice: Would you like to put your vocabulary, idioms, or grammatical structures into practice? These lessons are unplanned and spontaneous, although you may send a topic in advance and we can focus on this.
• Personalised lessons: you're looking for a new job and would like to prepare yourself for an interview? Perhaps you have a job, but you're looking to focus on a skill, e.g. Telephone English? This may be more appropriate.
• Exam preparation: Charts and graphs in the IELTS Writing Task are a weakness of yours? Let's conquer it together!
My teaching material
Test templates and examples
Articles and news
Graphs and charts
27 lessons completed
A1 - C2General152 lessons completed
Package with 11% off
English for Specific Purposes (Business, Medical, Travel, etc.)
B1 - C2Business11 lessons completed
Package with 18% off
Exam preparation - IELTS, Cambridge Exams
B1 - C2Test Preparation16 lessons completed
Package with 13% off
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6 English lessons
Rio is friendly, relatable, and super fun to work with! I've decided to book more lessons with him :)
Dec 16, 2021
11 English lessons
Many thanks to Rio. I can see my English improve day by day
Feb 5, 2022
6 English lessons
We did my personal development plans with Rio today - it was awesome!